Lauren Husting, trombone, is an established presence in the Minneapolis-St Paul music scene. She is a founding member of Brass Lassie, a 10-piece traditional folk band boldly combining brass and jazz arrangements with Celtic, Scottish, Irish, and French-Canadian tunes; plays bass trombone in local big band the Adam Meckler Orchestra, and serves as both trombonist and horn arranger for R&B/soul cover band The Satellites. As a freelancer, she has played with such diverse groups as Exultate Chamber Choir, Festival Brass, Josh Groban, Kenwood Symphony Orchestra, Bill Simenson Orchestra, the Civic Orchestra of Minneapolis, the Minneapolis Trombone Choir, the Sheldon Theatre Brass Band, Winona Chamber Winds, The RI Project, and Minnesota Symphonic Winds. Lauren serves as low brass instructor for both Hamline University and Century Collge, and teaches through Community Education in Chanhassen. She also teaches in the communities of Edina, St Louis Park, and NE Minneapolis. She has been BrassChix‘s Celebrity Trombonist in from 2013 to present. Her students have performed with GTCYS, MYS, Minnesota Junior Winds, Minnesota All-State Bands, and either continue to play for enjoyment past high school or go on to major in music at prestigious schools such as the University of Iowa and UW-Eau Claire. Prior to Minnesota, Lauren played with the Santa Fe Symphony, Denton Community Theatre, the Copper Street Brass Quintet, and numerous North Texas lab bands and ensembles, including the prestigious UNT Wind Symphony. She can be heard on that group’s recordings Homage and Urban Dreams, available through GIA Windworks. A champion of new music, Ms Husting commissioned and premiered a solo work for trombone, Portal, by Dajeong Choi, in the spring of 2007. In the fall of 2009 she performed a guest artist recital and held masterclasses at Lincoln Memorial University in Harrigate, TN. Lauren holds degrees from the University of North Texas and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and has studied with such diverse performers and educators as Jan Kagarice, Tony Baker, Vern Kagarice, William Richardson, and Sean Reusch.
- The Hasslers
- Trina E. Braxton